Football Sets High Goals For New Season

Photos by: Elissa Freemire

By: Landon Rhoadarmer and Jack Worell

Saturday, Sep. 30, the Sterling College football game against Friends University was a hard-fought win for the Warriors with an ending score of 19-18. 

Junior Nick McGrew said that it was “a great game for both teams both offensively and defensively.” He says that there were “a few things that they need to clean up and that it would be taken care of on Monday when they had their team meeting, but all in all, it was a good team win.”

Senior Mike Merriweather said that “it was a rough game and that it was very back and forth between the teams, but in the end, the Warriors defense played very well and the offense kept them off pace…and we came home with the win.” He said that it was “a much-needed win” and they had to get some “payback” from last year’s game, which left “a bad taste” in his mouth.

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Sam Cusack, #10, plays outside linebacker on Saturday evening.
Photo Credit: Elissa Freemire

Coach Chase Hansen said that one thing they have been working on a lot is that on specific days they’d run specific drills and take it one practice at a time. Hansen said that it really “came down to the wire, but that it was a pretty exciting game.” He said that he thought “the defense really set the tone of the game” and that they played really well throughout.

Hansen said that he wants the team to “have the best possible games they can play every week and that it starts with the best possible practices they could have every day.”

The football team plays for Homecoming weekend on Saturday, Oct. 7 against Tabor College. Kickoff is at 1:30 p.m.